Crime And Law

Man accused of body slamming, breaking arm of 7-year-old stepson indicted on criminal charges

DAYTON — A Dayton man accused of injuring a 7-year-old boy while punishing him has been indicted and will face criminal charges, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Steven A. Jackson II, 49, was indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury Friday on one felony count of endangering children, a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office said in media release.

Previously, an arrest warrant had been issued for Jackson after he was formally charged. Jackson was later arrested and has been booked in the Montgomery County Jail since his arrest Sept. 16, according to online jail records.

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Jackson is accused of injuring his stepson while he was punishing him. The boy was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital South in Springboro Aug. 26 and police were later called to investigate possible child abuse.

“The child had reported that the defendant, his step‐father, had punched him in the face, then picked him up and slammed him to the ground while punishing him, causing the broken arm,” the spokesperson said.

The boy’s injuries required surgery to repair, according to the spokesperson.

“It is completely unacceptable and despicable for an adult to punch a child as a means of punishment! If a parent is so angry that they resort to violence when disciplining a child, they need to seek professional help,” Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck said in the release.

Jackson remains held in the jail on a $25,000 bond. He will be arraigned on the charges Tuesday.

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